August 12, 2022

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Liz Truss, Nadhim Zahawi And Grant Shapps Enter Tory Management Race

Some bookies have Ms Truss odds-on to interchange Boris in September (Image: Getty) Liz Truss...
Liz Truss bookies favourite
Some bookies have Ms Truss odds-on to interchange Boris in September (Image: Getty)

Liz Truss is now the bookies’ favorite to win the Tory management election after sweeping up within the fourth spherical of voting.

The international secretary got here third within the newest poll of MPs, which knocked out Kemi Badenoch on Tuesday.

However she picked up much more new votes than her rivals, bringing her nearly neck-and-neck with second-placed Penny Mordaunt and shutting the hole with first-placed Rishi Sunak.

Analysts additionally consider Ms Truss is prone to pip Ms Mordaunt into second place, whereas Mr Sunak is extremely prone to make the ultimate two.

Tuesday’s poll positioned the ex-chancellor simply two votes shy of 120, the magic quantity guaranteeing a spot within the two-horse run-off which sees Tory celebration members vote as a substitute of MPs.

He now stands at 118, whereas Ms Mordaunt has 92 and Ms Truss has 86.

A YouGov ballot presently suggests the grassroots would decide Ms Truss over Mr Sunak, although there will probably be round six weeks of campaigning which may swing the result.

The survey of 725 members – a comparatively small pattern dimension – discovered 54% of members would decide Ms Truss to Mr Sunak’s 35%.

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Mr Sunak is now nearly sure to make the ultimate run-off (Image: LNP)

In a hypothetical run-off with Ms Mordaunt, the ex-chancellor scored 37% to her 51%.

Ms Mordaunt got here out as a robust favorite early on the race, with polls suggesting she was Tory members’ most well-liked candidate to beat any main candidate in a run-off.

However pundits say her distance from Westminster drama created a wave of ‘Mordaunt mania’ which fell flat as her marketing campaign started to be scrutinised.

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Ms Truss is now 6/5 favorite to win the race at Betfair Trade, the place Mr Sunak drifted to 7/5 and Ms Mordaunt is 6/1.

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Penny Mordaunt is in second-place however is trailing within the odds (Image: Rex)

Coral’s bookmakers have her at evens, Mr Sunak at 5/four and Ms Mordaunt is at 7/1.

Paddypower are much more assured in Ms Truss, giving her 10/11 versus Mr Sunak’s 5/four and Ms Mordaunt’s 6/1.

The final spherical of balloting will open at 1pm on Wednesday and shut two hours later, with the ultimate two introduced at 4pm.

The winner will probably be introduced by September 5 on the newest, in response to Tory celebration guidelines.

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